Thursday, October 18, 2012

music room shuffle

The "music room" in our house has gone through a number of versions in the two years since we moved in. It has been a storage room, a throw-all-the-stuff-I-don't-know-what-to-do-with room, an extra guest room, all the while housing our musical instruments and most of my books.

I decided it was high time to get it together in a way that I liked so we could open the doors from our regular living room and make it part of our liveable space. One day when Granny was over we decided to just do it!

I don't really have any before pictures, but the piano used to be on the outside wall with the octagonal window - not the best place for it, especially since this room gets rather cold in winter. My main goal was to get the piano to a more comfortable location, and we worked everything else around that.

After the big shuffle (and it was a big job to move all those books!) I am quite satisfied with the results! I took everything out of the room that I didn't want to be there. Now it feels lovely and peaceful and liveable.

The view from the main living room into the music room - now I'm happy to leave the french doors wide open! The shelf you can see from here houses music books and my other "nice" books, including my LM Montgomery collection.

There's one of our pump organs that we got for free! This one actually works, though I rarely play it.
The chair is a recent kijiji find, and the rug is from a family member. I have yet to put up curtains,
but I have a lace pair somewhere that I think might work in here. 

The piano used to be on this outside wall. I moved 2 out of the 3 shelves over to this corner. These are all my theology books. It bugs me to no end that that octagonal window is not centred on that wall!!
(That is one of our old couches. We moved the big couch from the set to the basement.)

The piano's new home on the inside wall, with other musical instruments. I love having this big picture over the piano!  Now I just need to get the piano tuned...

The view from the music room into the living room. 

I still need to pick a paint colour for both living rooms. That flat white primer in the music room is just not doing it for me. I kind of like the colour in the living room, but there's only one coat of it, so it could use another to make it richer. Any suggestions for something that would look good in both rooms? Though the rooms are south and west facing, the windows are so small that I'm afraid to do a darker colour, especially with the current living room furniture.

Overall, though, I'm quite happy with the rearrangement, and now it feels like we have a much bigger living space! The music room also feels more like "me" now, which is also important.

So there you have it!


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